LEARNING NETWORK EDUCATIONAL
M.Sc., M.Ed., JRF & NET
Assistant Professor in Physical Science, Arafa Institute for Teacher Education
(Abstract of my research paper published )
Education is the most important sector to be considered in the new millennium. Rather than expanding the quantity of education we must concentrate in ensuring its quality. There is need for using innovative strategies to establish a learning environment which would provides the environment from which the learner is able to learn on both a cognitive and an emotional plane. Peer to Peer tutoring is a strategy than can help in developing the skills of communication and social behavior which are very much relevant in the globalised world to achieve success. Along with this the formation of a learning network is suggested in this paper. A network has students with common goals and a learning network can be formed by those interested in educating and getting educated. The network can also help in achieving uniform standards across the participants and also dissemination of knowledge and interaction across the network. The networks can be formed either in the class level, institution level, state level, country level or even in the world level. In the micro level non-official Learning networks can also be formed. Any available technology can be used for establishing networks. In this paper Mobile technology which implies wireless connectivity and availability at any location and at any time is recommended for the network formation in micro level. Learning networks will help the learners to become autonomous learners. Establishing a learning network where it may use any technology if needed to establish the network and using the peer to peer tutoring principle as well as the capabilities of the network to feed materials and resources with the help of the authorities will definitely help India achieve the goals of Education in the new Millennium.
Key Words : Learning Networks, Peer to Peer Tutoring, Mobile Technology.
(Paper awaiting for publishing in i manager journal of Educational technology with ISBN)